Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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I’m always amazed at the number of participants who enter races. Some of you may not like crowds, but I do. For me it’s a thrill to be a part of that crowd and I love that all these people are out there running. I guess it’s not surprising that some of my favorite race photos are of the “running crowd” stretching as far as the eye can see.
The Marathon de Paris caps participants at 35,000 and already has over 5,000 runners registered for 2007. Wow! That’s like a whole city out there running.
I found this great shot of the Marathon de Paris 2006 among csakon’s France photostream over at his flicker site.
Looks to me like the Marathon de Paris would be an awesome race to run. April in Paris … hmmm … has a nice ring to it!
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For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep.
Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003.
Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon.
Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.